The Cat, The Rooster, and The Fox

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THE CAT, THE ROOSTER, AND THE FOX

 

 

 

CHARACTERS:

OLD MAN

CAT

ROOSTER

MRS. FOX

 

 

SCRIPT:

 

 

SCENE I

 

 

(The Old Man, the Cat, and the Rooster are inside the hut in the forest. The Old Man opens the door.)

 

 

OLD MAN: I’m going to work.  Don’t open to door to strangers.

 

 

CAT AND ROOSTER: We won’t.  Have a good day.

 

 

(The Old Man leaves.  The Cat sees the  Old Man’s lunch box on the table)

 

 

CAT: Oh no, not again!.

 

 

ROOSTER: What’s wrong?.

 

 

CAT: He forgot his lunch.

 

 

ROOSTER: He’s getting older.

 

 

CAT: I know.   I’ll see if I can catch him.

 

 

ROOSTER: Hurry up!.

 

 

(The Cat takes the lunch box and leaves. The Rooster lies on the sofa.  Mrs. Fox is outside the house looking through the window, and starts to sing)

 

 

MRS. FOX: Beautiful rooster, come out the window,  I’ll give you a delicious corn.

 

 

(The Roosters stands up and opens the window.  Mrs. Fox grabs the Rooster. The Cat enters)

 

 

ROOSTER: Help me cat, help me!.

 

 

CAT: Leave him alone!.

 

 

(Mrs. Fox drops the Rooster and leaves.  The Cat closes the window)

 

 

CAT: Be careful, rooster.  Don’t open the window, remember what the old man said, don’t listen to the fox, she wants to eat you.

 

 

ROOSTER: I’m sorry, it won’t happen again.

 

 

CAT: The old man asked me to buy some milk, so I’m going to the grocery store.  Remember what I told you.

 

 

ROOSTER: I’ll be fine, don’t worry about me.

 

 

(The Cat leaves.  The Rooster lies on the sofa. Mrs. Fox once again looks through the window and starts to sing)

 

 

MRS. FOX: Beautiful rooster, come out window.  I’ll give you a delicious corn and some bread.

 

 

(The Rooster stands up and walks throughout the room)

 

 

ROOSTER: What should I do?.  I’m really hungry!.

 

 

MRS. FOX: Beautiful rooster, come out the window.  I’ll give you a delicious corn and some bread. (Mrs. Fox throws a piece of bread through the window.  The Rooster eats the bread)  Get closer to the window.

 

 

ROOSTER: I don’t trust you fox.   You want to eat me.

 

 

MRS. FOX: That is not true.  I just want you to come to my house.  I want you to meet my family and my beautiful daughters. (She starts to sing) Beautiful rooster, come out the window.  I’ll give you a delicious corn and some bread.

 

 

(The Rooster opens the window.  Mrs.Fox grabs the Rooster.  The Cat enters)

 

 

ROOSTER: Help me cat, help me!.

 

 

CAT: Leave him alone!.

 

 

(Mrs. Fox drops the Rooster and leaves.  The Cat closes the window)

 

 

CAT: I told you not to open the window!.  One of these days the fox will eat you.  You have to be careful because I might not be here on time to save your life.

 

 

ROOSTER: It won’t happen again, I promise.

 

 

CAT: Let’s not tell the old man what happened here today.

 

 

ROOSTER: I agree with you.

 

 

(The Old Man enters)

 

 

OLD MAN: I’m back.  Was everything  fine while I was gone?.

 

 

CAT AND ROOSTER: Yes, sir.  Everything was just fine.

 

 

OLD MAN: Good.  I’m going to bed, I’m really tired.   See you tomorrow.

 

 

ROOSTER: I’m really tired, too.

 

 

CAT: Me too.

 

 

(The Old Man, the Cat and the Rooster leave)

 

 

SCENE II

 

 

(The Rooster lies in the sofa.  He hears Mrs. Fox singing outside the window)

 

 

MRS. FOX: Beautiful rooster, come out the window.  I’ll give you a delicious corn and some bread.  Beautiful rooster,  open the window.  I’ll give you a delicious corn and some bread.  Beautiful rooster, answer me.

 

 

 ROOSTER: No, fox.  I don’t trust you anymore.  I won’t open the window.

 

 

MRS. FOX: Beautiful golden rooster, open the window!.  I have a big, big palace with plenty of corn, seeds and bread.  Oh, I also have so many candies.  You will eat all you want!.  Don’t trust the cat, I will not eat you.  I love you and I want you to come with me.  Don’t be afraid.  Open the window.

 

 

ROOSTER: No, no, no!.

 

 

MRS. FOX: I am so sad.  Anyway, good bye rooster, you will never see me again… I promise.

 

 

(Mrs. Fox hides under the window.  The Rooster opens the window.  Mrs. Fox grabs the Rooster)

 

 

ROOSTER: Help me cat, help me!.

 

 

MRS. FOX: Ha, ha, ha, ha, now you are mine!.  Ha, ha, ha, ha.

 

 

(Mrs. Fox and the Rooster leave.  The Cat enters with a bottle of milk)

 

 

CAT: Rooster, where are you?.  I’m back.

 

 

(The Cat sees the window opened)

 

 

CAT: Oh no!.  That evil fox took the rooster!.

 

 

(The Cat  leaves the milk on the table, takes a wood cane and leaves)

 

 

SCENE III

 

 

(The Cat is outside Mrs. Fox’s hut. Mrs. Fox and her two daughters, Sweet and Melody, are in the living room.  The Rooster is tied to a chair)

 

 

MELODY: When are you going to cook the rooster, mother?

 

 

MRS. FOX: Tomorrow morning.  The sooner, the better.

 

 

SWEET: Mmmm, it looks so delicious!.

 

 

MELODY: Where did you get it?.

 

 

MRS. FOX: It’s a long story.

 

 

(The Cat starts to sing)

 

 

CAT: You’re so beautiful Sweet.   You’re so lovely Melody.  Oh, I love you soooo.

 

 

MRS. FOX: Did you hear that?.

 

 

SWEET: Who could it be?.

 

 

MRS. FOX: Go outside and see who’s singing that beautiful song.

 

 

(Sweet goes outside and approaches the Cat.  The Cat hits her on the head with the wood cane and hides her behind a tree.  He starts to sing again)

 

 

CAT: You’re so beautiful and lovely Melody.   Oh, I love you soooo.

 

 

MRS. FOX: Go on, he’s calling you, Melody!.

 

 

MELODY: Are you sure I should go, mother?.

 

 

MRS. FOX: Sure, why not.  He’s waiting for you.  He says he loves you!.

 

 

MELODY: But, mother, I don’t know who he is.

 

 

MRS. FOX: Who cares!.  It’s your last chance or you will never get married!.

 

 

MELODY: Maybe you’re right.

 

 

(Melody goes outside and approaches the Cat)

 

 

MELODY: Where’s my sister?.

 

 

CAT: Over there, behind the tree.

 

 

MELODY: What is she doing there?.

 

 

CAT: She went to pick up some flowers.

 

 

MELODY: Flowers?.  On this time time of the year?.

 

 

CAT: Yes… follow me… by the way, you are so beautiful!.

 

 

MELODY: Really?.

 

 

CAT: Of course.  I never lie.

 

 

(Melody follows the cat.  She sees her sister Sweet lying on the floor)

 

 

MELODY: Sweet!.

 

 

(The cat hits her on the head with the wood cane.  Melody falls to the floor)

 

 

CAT: Now , it’s your turn fox!.

 

 

(The Cat goes back to the hut and starts to sing)

 

 

CAT: Mrs. Fox… Mrs. Fox… you’re so beautiful.  Oh, I love you… Oh, I love you.

 

 

MRS. FOX: Oh, that is the most beautiful song I have ever heard!.

 

 

CAT: Mrs. Fox…. Mrs. Fox…. Come and see me… Oh, I love you…. Oh, I love you.

 

 

MRS. FOX: Oh, he wants to see me!.  I must go!.

 

 

(The Cat hides behind the door.  Mrs.  Fox goes outside.  The cat hits her on the head with the wood cane.  The fox falls to the floor.  The cat enters the hut and sees the rooster tied to a chair)

 

 

CAT: Rooster!.

 

 

ROOSTER: Oh, cat, you came to save me!.  Thank you!.

 

 

(The Cat unties the Rooster)

 

 

CAT: Let’s go home.  I just hope you learned your lesson.

 

 

ROOSTER: I’m sorry. It won’t happen again, I promise!

 

 

(They leave)

 

 

THE END

 

 

Author:  Russian Folktale

 

 

Adapted by:  K I D S I N C O

 

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